Fashion Over Reason

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Layers, Layer, Layers

Layering, transitional weather, style tips, aritzia, dagne dover, wyeth eyewear, vans

I have a soft spot for transitional weather, and that goes for when we're both shedding layers for spring or adding them for fall. In my books, transitional weather is that between-season sweet spot when the temps are not too hot and not too cold.

It's a time of year where the outdoors prove themselves ideal for multiple blankets of clothing that counterintuitively yet seamlessly come together for magic sartorial moments. These pieces can be as heavy or as light as the wearer wishes, depending on where we're at in the calendar year.

During autumn, layering should be all about over-indexing on coziness to keep warm as the mercury plunges, whereas spring should be approached from the opposite mindset: ensuring your clothes will cater to both chilly mornings and midday temperature peaks.

The trick is to go with pieces that are complimentary and compatible. Mixing textures and colors can add some fun dimension to your look, while keeping things monochromatic can make for a super streamlined power 'fit. The opportunities are endless, the climate is yours to conquer, and the fashions are there for the taking.

Layering is king, and by default you are queen!

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Details:
Vintage blazer
Joie turtleneck
Aritzia pants, sweater, and overcoat
Vans sneakers
Wyeth Eyewear sunnies
Dagne Dover bag


Monday, April 1, 2019

FCUK Florals for Spring

french connection floriana dress, jw pei vegan leather bag, levi's mens trucker jacket, westward leaning sunglasses

Here we are, April 1st, and still feeling like it's the middle of February. What gives, Mother Nature? I understand us humans haven't been too kind to you and your beloved planet in the past, well, ever, but there's no need to punish us with a bad April Fool's joke. Waking up to 32F/0C is failing springtime spirit. No thanks!!

In the meantime, I will keep wearing florals for spring, because according to the mercury, it actually feels groundbreaking.

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DETAILS:
French Connection dress
Levis' mens jacket
Rag & Bone boots
JW PEI bag
Westward Leaning sunglasses

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Summoning Spring



When you're tired of the freezing temps and all you want it spring, you can park yourself in front flowers and pretend like it's here. (But keep your hands warm, always.)

On another note, I've been living in these 3x1 green slouchy chinos. They're so incredibly comfy, but also versatile and chic. A future as one of my key transitional pieces awaits them.


Details:
Rag & Bone jacket
3x1 pants
Chloé boots
Gucci bag
Westward Leaning sunnies

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Joie Jumpsuit



If the Beastie Boys were taking new applicants, this would be my audition outfit.

Seriously though, whether irl or on the internet, people are going crazy for this Joie jumpsuit, so I thought I'd pop it on here in case you also wanted to pull the trigger on it. The best part is that it's on major sale.

Get it here!



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Everlane Denim Drop

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The latest Everlane release, aka Denim Drop, is nothing short of fire. They made a set of straight leg/cropped jacket in two bomb colors, this rusty red and a light dusty rose. The pieces fit like a glove, plus their denim is affordable and as clean and ethical as can be.

Coming real soon!


Photographed by @whoisapneet

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Denim 2-piece by Everlane
Boots by LOQ
Bag by Dagne Dover

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Apricoss



I recently discovered small NYC-based label Apricoss and fell hard for their pretty designs and small batch, slow fashion philosophy. They make some killer swimwear that's ultra-flattering, but this season they also came out with this super colorful tweed-like jacquard skirt that gave me all kinds of 80s Chanel vibes—love at first sight.

Nothing beats wearing a textured mini skirt with knee high boots. And to balance the whole thing, it had to be an oversized knit. Just need to throw on some sheer black pantyhose and a faux fur coat to brave the outdoors and I'm set.


Details:
Aritzia sweater
Stuart Weitzman boots

Sunday, January 20, 2019

For Days



If you've been a long-time reader or follower, you're likely familiar with my strong feelings about the importance of both environmental and ethical responsibility in the fashion industry. It seems strange coming from someone who enjoys aesthetics and encourages people to shop, but I like to push the needle in a more thoughtful direction—that of conscious consumerism, offering food for thought on making more calculated purchases based on need and evaluating the impact of fast fashion. I try to impart some understanding of sustainable fabrics and always highly encourage going the thrifting/vintage route.

When I caught wind of new t-shirt brand For Days, I knew I needed to help spread the word about it. So here's the gist: you pay $x for x tees, they send them to you and you keep what you like. A few months from now when you're over them, you send back what you're tired of wearing and they recycle the shirts, make new ones out of the fabric, and send you back your new selects.

These simple facts about the company are going to blow your mind (they did mine):

- Their tees are 100% organic cotton and dyes (aka better for the planet, for the farmers, and for your skin).
- They don't produce any unnecessary inventory, meaning there is zero contribution to landfills.
- Their manufacturing facilities use renewable energy and generate significantly less material waste than any regular clothing plant.
- They're in the process of designing a water reclamation program to reduce their environmental footprint.
- Head here to find out more about their packaging and shipping initiatives that are reinventing the über harmful, wasteful status quo.

After all that's said and done, what about the actual t-shirts—are they even cute?! They are DOPE. They offer a ton of variety to choose from, plus it's non-committal: you send things back free of cost when you're ready for a change. I'm particularly into this burgundy number with a retro vibe, seen in these pics. I also have the Heritage 90s crop and this perfect Heritage 70s slim crew. Obsessed with all of them and feel like there's no need to buy t-shirts ever again—this is the brand that keeps on giving.

This kind of manufacturing ideology should be the norm. Let's all get on board.



Details:
For Days tee
Aritzia jeans & Kimono
Rag &Bone boots